Administrative Office Technology

The Administrative Office Technology (AOT) program at Greenville Technical College covers all aspects of the office profession and incorporates hands-on, in-depth training with software packages to prepare students for administrative support careers. Students study computers, office systems and procedures, while skills such as communication, organization and interpersonal relations are also emphasized.

A wide range of skills is needed for positions in the office and administrative support fields, with changes in technology and the global workplace increasing the responsibilities covered by this position. Those who gain knowledge and experience have the advantage of applying these assets in almost any industry. An administrative assistant also has the advantage of an inside view of a company or organization, sometimes tailoring skills to a desired position.

A career you can count on

Graduates may find administrative support positions such as

  • Executive assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Communications coordinator
  • Technical support
  • Administrative office assistant
  • Operations manager
  • Human resources administrator
  • Medical office assistant

Additional information about a career in the field of office administration is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is a good national overview of the profession.

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What you’ll learn in the program

  • Information processing
  • Professional development
  • Records management
  • Communications
  • Desktop publishing

Is AOT right for you?

If you are well organized and detail oriented, this career may be a good fit. Though duties vary depending upon the position, those who succeed are generally comfortable with technology and possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.

Accreditation and connection to industry

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


The Administrative Office Technology Program has a direct connection to the marketplace, meeting regularly with local leaders in the profession who serve as members of the AOT Advisory Board. These members volunteer their time to ensure our students learn the latest professional practices, and remain at the leading edge of technology.


Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.

Program details and courses

Administrative Office Technology
Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for administrative-level office positions in business, industry, and/or government agencies and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Administrative Office Technology - Medical Concentration
Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for administrative-level office positions in medical offices and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Medical Clerical
Certificate in Applied Science

Emphasizing specialized technical knowledge along with communication and interpersonal skills, this certificate can help you succeed as an entry-level medical clerical employee. Graduates are eligible to obtain the Physician Practice Specialist certificate by completing the requirements for that program.

The credits earned in this program may apply toward the AOT associate degree.

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Physician Practice Specialist
Certificate in Applied Science

This program provides graduates of the Medical Clerical certificate program with training in customer service and basic principles of management. It also provides an opportunity for on-the-job training in a medical facility through the completion of an internship or practical work experience in a medical associate practice.

  • A physical exam is required in order to be prepared for the internship course (AOT 270). Students should complete the exam within six months prior to scheduling the internship course as a series of Hepatitis vaccines is required.
  • A current SLED background check is required.

The credits earned in this program may apply toward the AOT associate degree.

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, we encourage you to review our gainful employment disclosure information for Medical Clerical and Physician Practice Specialist.